Biochemical and mineral parameters in soccer athletes

International Journal of Development Research

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Research Article

Biochemical and mineral parameters in soccer athletes

Joel Saraiva Ferreira, Petr Melnikov, Hugo Alexandre de Paula Santana and Pablo Teixeira Salomão


The main objective of the study was to evaluate the changes in the biochemical and mineral parameters in soccer athletes of the first state division of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. One hundred male volunteers aged between 18 and 35 years participated in the research divided into experimental group and control group. The analytical determinations of glucose, total, LDL and HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus were conducted in accordance with the recommendations of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology. The anthropometric data were needed to establish possible correlations with the corresponding biochemical characteristics. The characteristics of lipid metabolism and glucose were lower (p<0.05) for athletes, although within the range of acceptable values for both groups. The levels of magnesium and phosphorus where higher for the experimental group (p<0.05). The calcium content did not show statistical differences between groups. It was concluded that from the physiological and biochemical points of view the indicators obtained for athletes are more advantageous as compared with healthy individuals with sedentary way of life.

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